The People Obama Invites to the White House, Part XXXII
From our “The people Obama invites into the White House” file, we find this:
Last Friday, an attaché of important gay people from Philadelphia made a trip to Washington D.C. as invited guests of President Barack Obama for the White House’s first-ever gay pride reception. There, they danced to the sounds of a Marine Corps band; they dined on crab cakes and canapés; they hand-delivered letters from concerned citizens like this 18-year old who has had four people close to him gunned down, and noted rhyming raconteur CA Conrad; and some of them took advantage of photo opportunities to give the late President Ronald Reagan the middle finger.
Nuthin’ but class:
Hart posted his photo on Facebook with the caption, “Fuck Reagan.” Strauss simply posted hers without commentary. After all, the murderous facial expression and double-barreled bird-flipping seem to speak for themselves. Comments ranged from “you forgot to add with a chainsaw” on Hart’s “Fuck Reagan” note, to my personal favorite, “star wars … up yours,” on Strauss’s. …
“Yeah, fuck Reagan,” reiterates Hart one week after the reception. “Ronald Reagan has blood on his hands. The man was in the WhiteHouse as AIDS exploded, and he was happy to see plenty of gay men and queer people die. He was a murderous fool, and I have no problem saying so. Don’t invite me back. I don’t care.”
I’d remind these misguided, anger-filled buffoons about Reagan’s opposition to the Briggs Amendment, but I have a feeling the truth would make little difference to them.
But it wasn’t all middle fingers to The Gipper… the White House also that day played host to a wedding proposal between a female-to-male transgender and a biological woman (which I believe hasn’t happened since 1994 when Janet Reno got drunk, wandered over to the East Wing and asked Dee Dee Myers to marry her):